Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15774 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Chaenactis alpina (A. Gray) M.E. Jones
Common name   alpine dusty-maiden
Oliver Hansen   57  
   with Charles Hansen
Coll. Date 02 July 2010 
United States
Summit County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Middle Fork Beaver Creek, E slope of unnamed mountain between West and Middle Forks of Beaver Creek, NR-58, ca. 200 meters S of turnoff to Middle Beaver Creek, N side of road;
     Elev.: 8740 ft. (2665 m.)
Habitat Notes open sagebrush slope surrounded by lodgepole pine forest. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 56'  29.52" N, 110° 11'  3.06" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Voucher Senior Thesis Voucher for Henry's Fork and Vicinity Checklist, Block 19, northern Utah and southern Wyoming. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina Gray

     Chaenactis alpina (Gray) M.E. Jones
     Chaenactis minuscula Greene

Common Name(s): alpine dustymaiden.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527249, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Chaenactis
                                        Species: Chaenactis douglasii
                                            Variety: Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15774s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15775 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" same section
15771 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" same section
15781 Arenaria congesta  var. congesta   "ballhead sandwort" same section
15779 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. porteri  same section
15778 Ipomopsis aggregata  var. macrosiphon   "long-tube scarlet gilia" same section
15780 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
15777 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
15773 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" same section
15776 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
15772 Zigadenus paniculatus      "foothill death camas" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Georges Park (Flat) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. S 9069  Hole In The Rock 
Hole in the Rock Spring (Spring) Summit County, UT 1.1 mi. E 8593  Hole In The Rock 
Hole in the Rock (Arch) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. E 8977  Hole In The Rock 
Hole in the Rock Guard Station (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 8353  Hole In The Rock 
Fallon Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Gilbert Peak NE 
Willow Park (Flat) Summit County, UT 2.1 mi. W 9167  Hole In The Rock 
Middle Fork Beaver Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. NE   Fox Lake 
East Fork Beaver Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 2.5 mi. NE   Hole In The Rock 
Coal Mine Hill (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. E 9741  Hole In The Rock 
Burnt Ridge (Ridge) Summit County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 10279  Hole In The Rock 
Hoop Lake Dam (Dam) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 9200  Hoop Lake 
Hoop Lake Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 9233  Hoop Lake 
Hoop Lake (Reservoir) Summit County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 9200  Hoop Lake 
Beaver Parks (Flat) Summit County, UT 4.2 mi. SW 10151  Hole In The Rock 
West Fork Beaver Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 4.5 mi. N   Kings Peak 
West Fork Beaver Creek (Stream) Uinta County, WY 4.5 mi. N   Hole In The Rock 
Middle Fork Beaver Creek (Stream) Uinta County, WY 4.5 mi. N   Hole In The Rock 
Carter Spring (Spring) Uinta County, WY 4.6 mi. N 7881  Lonetree 
Gregory Basin (Basin) Summit County, UT 3.9 mi. NE 8104  Hoop Lake 
Thompson Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 4.9 mi. S 11776  Fox Lake 


Taxon Links for species Chaenactis alpina  (A. Gray) M.E. Jones

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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